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  • 2014 NFL Draft: Gap between Watkins, rest of WRs not huge [CBS]



41 comments
iamnace
iamnace

5ptsFeatured
21 minutes ago

Does anyone think the Jets could give up there #2 & #3 for Clevelands 26th. pick in the 1st.round.

Then the Jets could fill 2 huge needs and maybe get Dennard and maybe Cook or Beckam

a57se
a57se

If the Jets actually draft Tah Boyd I think my head might explode.......

Hoz
Hoz

New Thread is up ;)


levi
levi

Do the teams pay for the draft prospects to visit them? Just curious but these kids just out of college cant afford to fly all around the country visiting teams.

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

Breaking News:


BALDINGER goes to Justin Gilbert's Pro-Day to see him do "gassers"...gives him a thumbs up!

BenNevis
BenNevis

Bent—

Think you might be interested in this article from 538—"WHICH NFL TEAMS REALLY HAVE THE TOUGHEST AND EASIEST SCHEDULES IN 2014"—which estimates that the Jets have NOT the ninth toughest schedule in the league, but the twentieth toughest schedule.

Here are a few excerpts from the 538 piece:

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Which NFL Teams Really Have the Toughest And Easiest Schedules in 2014?

...the standard strength-of-schedule analysis...averages the 2013 winning percentages of a team’s opponents. Unfortunately, those numbers aren’t especially useful, because they assume each team will be exactly as good in 2014 as it was in 2013; in reality, NFL teams vary quite a bit from season to season...

For example, going into the 2013 season, the Detroit Lions were expected to have the league’s second-hardest schedule based on the 2012 records of their opponents. So, what ended up happening? According to the strength-of-schedule component of Pro-Football-Reference’s Simple Rating System, Detroit actually had the league’s easiest slate of opponents last season.

In cases like this, a better tactic is to make regressive predictions.... Such a regression-based system is far from perfect... In other words, the above SOS rankings are going to be wrong — but they’re almost certain to be a more accurate gauge of each team’s schedule difficulty in 2014 than the official rankings that only tap into last year’s records.

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John Michael Michael
John Michael Michael

I don't know why all of a sudden I feel this way...but I'm getting to a tippy point with this draft coverage. These extra two weeks are having an inverse effect on my interest

bradysucks
bradysucks

I think the Jets are drafting a CB in round 1 .....This is a need they should have addressed better in free agency. Had they addressed this in free agency the Jets could take an immediate impact receiver like Cooks or Lee.....now they will pass on these receivers in my opinion.....


Hopefully Jarvis Landry or Allen Robinson is stiill on the board when the Jets draft in round 2.......

bobbyj
bobbyj

I so really hope that the Jets go BPA. There are way to many holes on this team to be reaching on a player. We could easly go Safety. ( where I have a strange feeling we will ) OL, OLB, TE, DB, WR ( my least favorite pick in rd 1, to many WR's are busts in rd1) the only spot that we are set is the interior DL...BPA baby, maybe QB in rd 2

BenNevis
BenNevis

Bent—

Tried to post a link to the 538 article, from which I quote above, but the comment disappeared. Guessing it must be "awaiting moderation."

Hoz
Hoz

@bradysucks  I think the jets is going receiver in rd 1 or less Gilbert or Dennard falls in there lap, I don't see that happening so no worries.

WW85
WW85

@bradysucks  I think you're probably right based on Idzik history in Seattle. I hope we're both wrong and he goes WR, but quality CBs are fewer than quality WRs. Probably we will end up picking Roby & then WR/TE in rd 2. I'd rather pick Cooks & then CB.

marc55
marc55

None of the corners are on cooks or OBJ's level in my oppinion, so if they pass on them for one I will be dissapointed.

Hoz
Hoz

@bobbyj  I wouldn't mind Clinton-Dix or Pryor at all they will make one heck of a tandom with Antonio Allen moving forward.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@bobbyj  



You do realize that BPA is completely subjective and is just an opinion of Terry Bradway and Idzik........Everybody always says draft BPA as if it gives a team a better chance of getting the draft right and improving the team. 


I'd agree with BPA if there is a large difference separating one guy from the rest of the talent pool......Often though this is not the case. There ARE some holes on the Jets that need to be filled and prioritized vs other needs.......WR is one of these areas as is TE and CB


The best approach is a HYBRID approach that factors in need but also emphasizes BPA if there is a player who falls in the draft who the Jets have ranked higher on their board

Brendan
Brendan

@BenNevis  Livefyre is generally against anything that is interesting, informative and well-researched. And working links piss it off as well, so throw an extra character in there to break the link and I'm sure it'd post it immediately. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

@marc55  


The Jets play against Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady (twice) in the regular season. They will draft a CB (again) in round 1. Idzik should have addressed the need for a CB in free agency where he had every opportunity to do so and plenty of money.


Had Idzik done this the Jets could have taken the best WR talent available to them......


I agree that passing on Cooks, Lee, ODB is something that shouldn't happen......but it probably will

levi
levi

@Hoz  I'd take Dix but not Pryor. He is a SS we need a FS.

Bent
Bent moderator

@BenNevis  Thanks, Ben.


Not sure what happened with the filters, but don't worry, I'm pretty good at finding stuff, so I'm sure I would have located it eventually!

BenNevis
BenNevis

Brendan & Disgruntled—

Okay, here, as Bendan suggested, is a broken link to the 538 article from which I quote above (just delete the space before the dot com to get to the link):

fivethirtyeight

.com/datalab/which-nfl-teams-really-have-the-toughest.-and-easiest-schedules-in-2014/

blackwood1
blackwood1

@JCuratola3 @bradysucksExactly! All the we nned the CB in the 1rd stuff is over blown, we need to try & get a good one & that does not mean it only happens in the first rd.

boose2
boose2

They aren't going to draft a CB in RD 1 just because of the QBs they play this year. They'll draft a CB if that is the best value they get when they select...they might also take a WR, S, OL, LB, TE, etc. No way Rex & Idzik are looking at Green Bay on the schedule week 2, & saying well we gotta draft a CB RD 1 now.

It's unfair to assume every rookie will have the immediate impact that Sheldon had.We can keep guessing & predicting who Jets will take all we want, but reality is they like who they like. If Jets think that Marqise Lee is next Reggie Wayne, they aren't passing on him because we have some tough passing teams on the bill. Also, we have addressed the CB position this offseason...

JCuratola3
JCuratola3

@bradysucks  Yes i do because i dont think either of them will be there at 18 and neither will have the impact cooks lee or odb make

bradysucks
bradysucks

@JCuratola3 @bradysucks  


Do you see Rex & Idzik passing on Dennard, Gilbert etc in round 1 to draft a CB in rounds 2 or 3? I don't.....Most of the elite talent at CB is off the board by the time the Jets draft in round 2.....


Obviously, anything can happen.....


The point though is that CB should have been addressed better in free agency.....It is highly likely the Jets draft a guy like Dennard or Gilbert  in round 1 instead of Cooks, ODB, or Lee...

JCuratola3
JCuratola3

@bradysucks  why do people think its impossible to find a good cb in rounds 2 or 3. There is still some talaent at the position after first round.

jetlife
jetlife

@bklyndude Pretty remarkable when you consider his overall record and then look at the numbers his QBs have put up.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@Bent @levi  

and gotten by without an elite QB.........in fact gotten by without a good QB.

Bent
Bent moderator

@levi @Bent  And he can get by without (gasp) elite corners.

levi
levi

@Bent  This is true. You could also say Rex has proven he can get by without a good edge rusher but with one his D is much better.

Bent
Bent moderator

@levi @johnnyl65  


Yes, it is a misconception.  However, at the same time Rex has proven he can get by without one.

levi
levi

@johnnyl65  I think its a common misconception that Rex doesnt like true FS's for his D. He had Reed in Baltimore and scooped him up as soon as he got cut and he is a great ballhawk but of course is near the end of his career. I would like to see what Rex could do with a young stud FS in this D.

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

@levi @johnnyl65  I'm not, it'm just commenting on the comment that you have to have a ball hawk and I don't think that's so you can do more with two hybrids in Rex's D. 

With two hybrid like Allen Rex would do some serious damage. The other team not knowing which one is going to blitz or drop back in coverage. In a conventional Defense I agree with your comment. But Rex's D is anything but conventional he want's all of his positions to be hybrid.

Hoz
Hoz

@levi @Hoz  Pryor is a hybrid safety I watch most of his games but the way he hits like a linebacker it seems more that way lol.